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How to Find the Right Hair Color

“Find the Right Hair Color”Want to follow in the stars footsteps? Here are tips on finding the right hair color that is just right for you without tears.

  1. Take a test drive, The easiest way is to try a wig or a virtual hairstyle makeover, until you find a hair color that suits you well, If a hair color scares you, then you shouldn’t follow through. Or if you even have slight doubts, begin with lowlights and work your way into it.
  2. Talk to a Professional. A professional coloroist will get you the best hair color for your skin tone and color result. Always talk to your hairdresser/colorist to see what they recommend. Some people tend to rely on their friends’ and families’ ideas, which is never really the best.
  3. Style with the seasons. Brunette is always a nice hair color in the winter when hair is naturally darker anyway. The darker hair color tones can give a bit more strength and edge to your look, which after summer’s many natural beach-y looks can be a nice change.

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8 Best Tricks For Thick Hair

End the Battle With Your Thick Hair With These Tips

Let’s face it: when it comes to thick hair, few women are content with the beauty that nature handed out at birth. Even if she is a modern-day Rapunzel the average thick haired women will gladly trade in her hair for a thinner version. So what does she do? She fries it, dyes it, irons it, conks it, curls it, perms it, relaxes it, sprays it, frizzes it, sticks it with pins, hacks it off, stretches it with extensions or beats it with a blow-dryer. Then, when it’s breaking off in clumps, she runs to a hair stylist or dashes to a beauty counter in search of that magic elixir to erase all the attack she’s just inflicted upon her locks.

Some of this dissatisfaction is a simple grass-is-always-greener scenario. Some of it is good old cultural brainwashing, Goldilocks, The Breck Girl. . . Those high fashion magazine photos of glamorous supermodels with, long, flowing hair, never mind that it took a squad of hairdressers, styling products, photographers and a jet engine wind machine to achieve that “nature girl” look.
Enough is enough, It’s time for a peace agreement between you and your thick hair. And I’m here to help you do it with these tips:

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Thick Tricks

Trick 1 ~~ A good haircut that adds layers and removes bulk is a great starting point. Thick hair requires the use of professional tools. Often, it also requires a chemical smoothing treatment to make it more manageable. When your hair is wet, cocktail together Unite Shina Liquid, Unite Liqua Versa-Gel and Unite Lazer Straight. Divide your hair into small sections and blow-dry, using a nozzle attachment to direct air flow down the cuticle. This will help prevent frizz while adding hold.

Trick 2 ~~ To get the most out of thick hair, add long layers and texturize the ends for a softer finish. I’ve had amazing results on thick hair using Wella Professionals Enrich Straight Leave-In Cream, which softens and controls unruly hair. Avoid using alcohol-based products.

Trick 3 ~~ Another great way to handle thick locks is to choose a shorter, cropped look. Taper the back and sides, leaving some length on top, then add piecy bangs that can be swept to the sides for a softer feel. Ask your hair stylist to thin out and heavily texturize the length that’s left on top for easy, on-the-go styling.

Trick 4 ~~ One thick-hair challenge is the increased time it takes to blow-dry. To the rescue: It Factor, Quick Blow Dry Shampoos and Conditioners, which speed the evaporation process and reduce drying time by up to 50%.

Trick 5 ~~ It’s all about the style. I like a side-swept look that makes the most of what you’ve got. To create it, work a texturizer (try John Masters Organics Bourbon Vanilla & Tangerine Hair Texturizer) through your dry hair with a boar-bristle brush. Then mist a little hairspray onto a vent brush and sweep it through the sides, tucking them behind your ears.

Trick 6 ~~ Try switching your part once in a while to play with shape and weight lines.

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Hairstyles for Thick Hair . . . Candace Asks:

I used to have very thick hair. The last time I got a cut, they thinned it out a lot and I love it. The only thing is, now when I straighten my thick hair, it seems to lie too flat against my head. Any tips to give my thick hair more body when I straighten it? If it matters, I wash my hair at night and run a straightening iron through it in the morning when it’s dry.

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You’re not alone with the problem of over-straightening your thick hair to the point that you don’t look like yourself! A few key hair styling tips for thick hair is all you need to give more body to your thick hair that has been smoothed out.

Washing your hair at night and going to bed with wet hair will affect your hairstyle for thick hair. If you go to bed with wet hair you won’t be able to work it into the fuller hairstyle you want the next morning. Your hair is not unlike fabric. Picture sleeping in a damp shirt and then trying to iron it out, or fluff it out in the morning!

You can remedy the problem with a few changes to your routine. When shampooing your thick hair at night leave yourself some time to do a blow-dry styling before going to bed. You’ll have more body to your hair, plus a quick, light use of your flat-iron in the morning will be all you need to get the shine and direction to your hairstyle. Use the lowest heat setting on your flat-iron to create smooth, shiny hair.

Here’s some thick hair styling steps to create volume and smooth, shiny hair!

  • Prep your hair by using a volumizing shampoo and conditioner.
  • Towel dry and apply a root lifter and a thermal protectant spray to mid-shaft and ends.
  • If able, let hair dry partially before blow-drying.
  • Blow-dry hair partly with paddle brush, lifting and directing heat at roots.
  • Finish blow-drying in sections using a large round brush
  • Use flat-iron sparingly to smooth down the cuticle and add shine.
  • Finish with a light finishing spray.

  



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How to Break Up With Your Hairdresser

Learn how to communicate with your hairdresser. A hair stylist cutting a clients hair.

Is it time to break up with your hairstylist?

We’ve recently seen actress Jennifer Aniston very publicly break up with her longtime hairstylist, Chris McMillan. The break up was said to be amicable and got almost as much attention and publicity as her on-again off-again relationship to singer John Mayer. This recent break up got me thinking of how nervous clients get when thinking of breaking up   with their hairstylist. Sometimes the break up is unknowing or sudden and sometimes it is a long time coming. Either way, here are some tips on how to break up with your hairstylist, gently and politely.

Tip #1
“Hairstylist Break Up Be honest and straightforward. If you are looking to try out a new hairstylist at the same salon, it’s best to be up front an honest, but kind with words. We are not made out of stone, but we do understand we can’t please all the people all the time. Tell your current hairstylist that you saw a hairstyle that the other hairdresser did recently and that you’d like to try their services out. Explain that they didn’t do  anything wrong (unless he/she did) and then schedule your next appointment with the new hairstylist, it really can be that easy!

Tip #2
You may both need to admit of  your wrong doings. If you’ve wanted a change in hairstyle and a fresh new look, yet you’ve told your hairstylist to give you just a trim or told them to ‘do whatever,’ then you could be at fault for your own unhappiness when it comes to your hair. However, if you’ve been bringing in pictures of new styles or requesting one thing and getting another, you should be upfront and tell your hairstylist this when you ‘break up’ with them.

Tip #3
Give your hairstylist one more try at doing your ‘do right. If you’ve told your hairstylist how you feel and that you are thinking of a ‘break up’, then give her one last try to make things right before leaving. Be sure you haven’t expected your hairstylist to be a mind reader. Explain what you would like your hair to look like and also tell your hairstylist  about any other issues that may be bothering you. Is your hairstylist habitually late, overbooked or sloppy on keeping their station, tools and equipment clean? Hopefully that will snap your hairstylist into shape so you won’t have to break up at all.

If, after giving your hairstylist another chance you still aren’t happy with your hair, then move on. Don’t worry about hurt feelings on your hairstylist’s part. As a hairstylist, I have clients that come and go and I understand that it’s all part of the job.

 

  



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